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MPD Notable Calls 09/24/2021 to 09/27/2021

September 27, 2021 11:41 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 09/24/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/27/2021, MPD received 1,071 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (203),East (246), Midtown (145), North (182), South (109), West (137), and Other (49). "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City. This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.

09/24

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:52 a.m.  During an argument, the victim reported the suspect (30-year-old male) pushed her while she was holding her baby, nearly causing her to fall with the baby.  The suspect also punched the victim several times.  Officers searched the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a business where employees reported a customer (80-year-old female) seated in the lobby was not breathing.  Madison Fire paramedics performed life saving measures but were unsuccessful in reviving the subject.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Retail Theft – 11:42 a.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's where the suspect (39-year-old female) stole items from the store.  There was a warrant for the suspect's arrest.  Officers conveyed the suspect to jail.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 11:51 a.m.  A parking enforcement officer located a stolen vehicle.  The owner was notified.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:20 p.m.  A caller to dispatch reported a suspect (33-year-old male) was in her residence despite bail conditions not to be on the property.  The suspect left the residence and is at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for bail jumping.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:45 p.m.  A family member discovered the subject (54-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  The decedent was reported to be in poor health.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Battery – 3:50 p.m.  The victim reported she was driving a chartered bus when one of the passengers struck her in the temple, causing her to black out for 2-3 seconds.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:02 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Theresa Ter where residents heard gunshots and shouting.  A witness reported seeing someone shooting from a vehicle towards another vehicle.  Officers located property damage at several buildings and spent shell casings in the roadway.  There were no reports of injuries.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 6:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1100 block of Regent St where suspects in a stolen auto associated with several burglaries were reportedly located.  Upon arrival, the vehicle was no longer there.  The vehicle was observed several more times in various locations but attempts to stop it were unsuccessful.  The vehicle was eventually located abandoned.  The suspects remain at large.

WEST: Disturbance – 6:10 p.m.  Care takers at a residence reported a subject (41-year-old male) was arguing and making threatening statements.  Officers made contact at the residence at which point staff reported things were under control and police were not needed.  Police disengaged.

NORTH: Check Person – 7:57 p.m.  A caller to dispatch reported an unidentified male subject knocked on her door and asked to borrow a vehicle.  Officers located the male who ran off upon seeing officers. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 10:58 p.m.  The suspect (42-year-old male) punched the victim in the face and head, causing him to lose consciousness.  Officers made contact with the suspect who admitted to the assault.  The suspect was arrested and charged with substantial battery.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:18 p.m.  Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired in the 3000 block of E Washington Ave.  Officers responded to the scene and located spent shell casings and property damaged by gunfire.  No injured persons were located.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

09/25

Priority calls only from 10:40 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:05 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (17-year-old male) struck the victim in the head, causing him to lose consciousness.  The suspect was arrested and charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Battery – 6:21 a.m.  The victim reported the suspect (24-year-old male) punched and kicked him and struck him with a phone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery to elder adult.

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 7:38 a.m.  The victim reported that she was in her vehicle parked behind her residence when the suspect entered her vehicle and grabbed her purse.  The suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Theft – 9:43 a.m.  The victim reported the unidentified suspect stole a bronze statue from her stand at the farmer's market.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 10:36 a.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (25-year-old male) was walking in the street nude from the waist down.  The victim took pictures of the suspect as evidence.  The suspect then confronted the victim while waving a large stick.  The suspect was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:21 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of E Main St where a subject (45-year-old male) was down and unresponsive.  The subject was declared deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (38-year-old male) slumped over in a vehicle.  The suspect gave false information and attempted to flee from officers.  The suspect was apprehended, arrested and charged with resisting (2 counts) and an outstanding warrant.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 32-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, battery and bail jumping. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 4:15 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (63-year-old male).  Entry made to residence and the subject was located deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had a history of health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (26-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of excessive alcohol/drug use by the decedent.  Nothing suspicious identified.    

CENTRAL: Crash – 10:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on E. Washington Ave/Blair St.  The suspect driver (19-year-old male) admitted to racing and being unable to stop at a red light when he t-boned another vehicle which rolled.  The suspect/vehicle struck two additional vehicles after the initial crash.  Minor injuries sustained.  The suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and several traffic citations. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 11:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle/driver all over the road with a flat tire.  Traffic stop attempted and the driver/suspect (18-year-old male) was slow to stop.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, eluding, obstructing and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:55 p.m.  A victim reported being physically assaulted by several unknown male subjects/suspects.  Victim obtained medical attention.  Investigation continuing. 

09/26

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:55 a.m.  Officers observed a physical altercation in the 500 block of State Street.  A 23-year-old male suspect was cited/released with a citation for disorderly conduct.  A 21-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with battery and resisting. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 24-year-old male suspect.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

NORTH: Check Area – 5:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Dwight Dr for a report of a gunshot and a vehicle speeding away.  A casing was located in the roadway.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:25 a.m.   Officers met with two callers/victims who reported not recalling what occurred the previous night.  One of the victims had visible injuries.  Investigation continuing.   

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:13 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary evaluation/emergency detention.  Subject left in the care of medical staff. 

WEST: Crash – 12:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. moped crash at Watts Rd/Kottke Dr.  Moped driver turned on a red light and was struck by a vehicle/driver.  Moped driver sustained injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Moped driver has an active warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 2:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 57-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 3:54 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was located unoccupied on S. Thompson Drive.  Registered owner notified.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:38 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Subject contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntarily evaluation.  Subject left in the care of medical staff. 

NORTH: Battery – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 22-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with aggravated battery, misdemeanor bail jumping (6 counts) and felony bail jumping (2 counts). 

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Subject conveyed to Winnebago.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 10:22 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Injured Person – 11:13 p.m.  A male victim arrived at a local hospital with a laceration to his arm as a result of a disturbance.  Suspect not identified at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:17 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject contacted and found to have superficial cuts.  Subject conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Subject voluntarily admitted and officers disengaged.

09/27

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (26-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Death self-inflicted.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

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